The American Taxpayer Is Not an ATM

06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The turmoil around Tax Day this year is well placed, because Americans left, right and center understand how the enormous growth of government puts at risk a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren. No one believes that spending trillions will reduce our deficit, create jobs and not require massive new taxes further down the road. What we have seen is gross generational theft for a stimulus that didn't stimulate and a health care takeover that increases taxes by over $565 billion.

The Democrats currently ruling in the majority simply do not have ideas other than tax, spend, and borrow policies for their various wish-lists. They do not realize that the American people are not ATMs for an irresponsible government to repeatedly take money. Today should be a sober reminder for both parties that when it comes to the size and scope of its purpose, government has over-stepped commonsense boundaries.